81 FR 33201 - National Advisory Committee for Implementation of the National Forest System Land Management Planning Rule

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
Forest Service

Federal Register Volume 81, Issue 101 (May 25, 2016)

Page Range33201-33202
FR Document2016-12313

The National Advisory Committee for Implementation of the National Forest System (NFS) Land Management Planning Rule (Committee) was re-established, in the public interest, on February 3, 2016, to continue providing advice and recommendations on the implementation of the NFS Land Management Planning Rule (Planning Rule). Therefore, the Secretary of Agriculture is seeking nominations for individuals to be considered as Committee members. The public is invited to submit nominations for membership. Committee information can be found at the following Web site: http://www.fs.usda.gov/main/ planningrule/committee.

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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Forest Service


National Advisory Committee for Implementation of the National 
Forest System Land Management Planning Rule

AGENCY: USDA Forest Service.

ACTION: Call for nominations.

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SUMMARY: The National Advisory Committee for Implementation of the 
National Forest System (NFS) Land Management Planning Rule (Committee) 
was re-established, in the public interest, on February 3, 2016, to 
continue providing advice and recommendations on the implementation of 
the NFS Land Management Planning Rule (Planning

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Rule). Therefore, the Secretary of Agriculture is seeking nominations 
for individuals to be considered as Committee members. The public is 
invited to submit nominations for membership. Committee information can 
be found at the following Web site: http://www.fs.usda.gov/main/planningrule/committee.

DATES: Written nominations must be received by July 11, 2016. The 
package must be sent to the address below.

ADDRESSES: Send nominations and applications to USDA Forest Service, 
NFS--Ecosystem Management Coordination, Mail Stop 1106, 201 14th Street 
Southwest, Mailstop 1106, Washington, DC 20025; by express mail or 
overnight courier service. If sent via the U.S. Postal Service, they 
must be sent to the following address: U.S. Department of Agriculture, 
Forest Service, Ecosystem Management Coordination, 1400 Independence 
Avenue Southwest, Mailstop 1106, Washington, DC 20250-1106.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Chris French, Designated Federal 
Officer, by telephone at 202-205-0895 or via email at 
[email protected]; or Jennifer Helwig, Committee Coordinator, by phone 
at 202-205-0892 or via email at [email protected].
    Individuals who use telecommunication devices for the deaf (TDD) 
may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1-800-877-8339 
between 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m., Eastern Standard Time, Monday through 
Friday.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background

    The purpose of the Committee is to provide advice and 
recommendations on implementation of the Planning Rule. To date, the 
current Committee officially transmitted their recommendations to 
improve the transition process for Forest Service leadership and 
planning teams; recommendations to produce a Planning 101 video; and 
recommendations for the development of assessments. The current 
Committee's membership will expire in September 2016. The Committee 
will be asked to perform the following duties or other requests made by 
the Secretary of Agriculture or the Chief of the Forest Service:
    1. Offer recommendations on outreach efforts, public engagement, 
and stakeholder collaboration;
    2. Offer recommendations on broad scale and multiparty monitoring 
and other ways to engage partnerships in land management plan 
revisions;
    3. Offer recommendations on communication tools and strategies to 
help provide greater understanding of the land management planning 
process; and
    4. Offer recommendations on potential best management practices and 
problem solving resulting from early implementation of the 2012 
Planning Rule.

Advisory Committee Organization

    This Committee will be comprised of not more than 21 members who 
provide balanced and broad representation within each of the following 
three categories of interests:
    1. Up to 7 members who represent one or more of the following:
    a. Represent the Affected Public-At-Large,
    b. Hold State-Elected Office (or designee),
    c. Hold County or Local-Elected Office,
    d. Represent American Indian Tribes, and
    e. Represent Youth.
    2. Up to 7 members who represent one or more of the following:
    a. National, Regional, or Local Environmental Organizations,
    b. Conservation Organizations or Watershed Associations,
    c. Dispersed Recreation Interests,
    d. Archaeological or Historical interests, and
    e. Scientific Community.
    3. Up to 7 members who represent one or more of the following:
    a. Timber Industry,
    b. Grazing or Other Land Use Permit Holders or Other Private Forest 
Landowners,
    c. Energy and Mineral Development,
    d. Commercial or Recreational Hunting and Fishing Interests, and
    e. Developed Outdoor Recreation, Off-Highway Vehicle Users, or 
Commercial Recreation Interests.
    The Committee will meet three to six times annually or as often as 
necessary and at such times as designated by the Designated Federal 
Officer.
    The appointment of members to the Committee will be made by the 
Secretary of Agriculture. Any individual or organization may nominate 
one or more qualified persons to serve on the Committee. Individuals 
may also nominate themselves. To be considered for membership, nominees 
must submit a:
    1. Resume describing qualifications for membership to the 
Committee;
    2. Cover letter with a rationale for serving on the Committee and 
what you can contribute; and
    3. Complete form AD-755: Advisory Committee Membership Background 
Information.
    Letters of recommendation are welcome. The form AD-755 may be 
obtained from the following Web site: http://www.fs.usda.gov/main/planningrule/committee; or via email from Jennifer Helwig at 
[email protected]. All nominations will be vetted by USDA. The 
Secretary of Agriculture will appoint committee members to the 
Committee from the list of qualified applicants.
    Members of the Committee will serve taken into account the needs of 
the diverse groups served by USDA, membership shall include to the 
extent possible, individuals with demonstrated ability to represent 
minorities, women, and persons with disabilities.

    Dated: May 12, 2015.
Gregory L. Parham,
Assistant Secretary for Administration.
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SectionNotices
ActionCall for nominations.
DatesWritten nominations must be received by July 11, 2016. The
ContactChris French, Designated Federal Officer, by telephone at 202-205-0895 or via email at [email protected]; or Jennifer Helwig, Committee Coordinator, by phone at 202-205-0892 or via email at [email protected]
FR Citation81 FR 33201 

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